Professor Geraghty received a Fellowship in the Australasian Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine (Royal Australasian College of Physicians) in 1997. In 1997, he undertook the role of Research Fellow in the Royal North Shore Hospital (RNSH), Spinal Injuries Unit (SIU), Sydney while completing his Fellowship in Rehabilitation Medicine. In 1998, Tim worked again as part-time Clinical/Research Fellow in the RNSH SIU and Staff Specialist at Royal Rehabilitation Centre Sydney prior to returning to Brisbane. He was the Director of the Spinal Injuries Unit (SIU) and Queensland Spinal Cord Injuries Service (QSCIS) at Princess Alexandra Hospital in Brisbane from 1999-2009. In 2005, Tim also commenced in the role of Medical Chair (0.5FTE), Division of Rehabilitation (DoR) at Princess Alexandra Hospital. This involves providing high level medical leadership, management and strategic planning for DoR services including inpatient, outpatient and community based rehabilitation services in spinal cord injury, acquired brain injury, amputee rehabilitation and persistent pain management.
Dr Geraghty undertakes research in a range of areas related to spinal cord injury medicine and rehabilitation and is currently a co-investigator on several national and international spinal cord injury research projects. He has a keen interest in strategic planning and service development rehabilitation medicine and rehabilitation services in Queensland with the ultimate aim of improving services for people with a disability throughout the state. He was recently appointment Co-Chair of the newly established Statewide Rehabilitation Clinical.
Dr Tim Geraghty, Senior Staff Specialist, Spinal Injuries Unit and Medical Chair of the Division of Rehabilitation at the Princess Alexandra Hospital shares his story: